Packers sign two to practice squad

Green Bay adds guard, cornerback


The Green Bay Packers signed G Ben Braden and CB KeiVarae Russell to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Braden spent last week on the Packers' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on Saturday. He will wear No. 64 for Green Bay.

(kee-VAR-ay) Russell (5-11, 194), a fourth-year player out of the University of Notre Dame, was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (No. 73 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals early in his rookie season and went on to play in 20 games with one start for the Bengals from 2016-18, recording 20 tackles (17 solo), two passes defensed and an interception. Russell also registered two solo tackles on special teams and blocked a field goal. After being released by the Bengals following the 2019 training camp, he spent some time on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Chargers and then was in training camp this season with the New York Giants. Russell will wear No. 34 for the Packers.